Shawmut and Other New England Printers Honored at PINE Awards

Last week, Shawmut Communications Group was delighted to attend the Printing Industries of New England’s (PINE) 10th annual awards gala at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA. The Awards of Excellence gala honors the best printing work throughout New England for the previous year. Each year the event offers an opportunity to recognize our industry’s outstanding work, applaud individuals who have moved our industry forward, and support the next generation of aspiring printers.

Shawmut Communications Group is delighted to announce that we received 8 Pinnacle Awards (the most outstanding entry in each category), 3 Awards of Recognition (runner-up in each category), and 7 Awards of Merit (entries recognized for their quality of printing). These projects highlight some of the incredible work we produced in 2016 across print, direct mail, wide format, and more.

Congratulations to all of our 2017 PINE Awards of Excellence Winners 

athena_readrecharge_1 Pocket Folder for Nurture Mailings
Client: athenahealth
Category: Folder (3 color)
Award level: Pinnacle 

emerson_gauge_fa2016_1 Gauge Magazine, Fall 2016
Client: Emerson College
Category: Fashion Mag
Award level: Pinnacle



Posters with Mirror Profile
Client: Endurance International Group
Category: Wide format
Award level: Pinnacle



idboston_sp2016_2 ID Boston, Spring Issue 2016
Client: New England Home
Category: Architectural/Art/Travel/Other Mag
Award level: Pinnacle



ONETRAC Plastic Surgeon Mailer
Client: OBP Medical Corporation
Category: Direct Mail B2B, Diecuts-Popups-Folds
Award level: Pinnacle



securemymeds_pocketfolder_3 Collegium Office Based Resources Folder, Xtampza
Client: Smartsource
Category: Media kit, Folder (4 color)
Award level: Pinnacle



providencecollege_admissions_2 Admissions Yield Brochure
Client: Providence College
Category: Catalog-Service (4 color)
Award level: Recognition



shawmutthinks_2016_1 Shawmut Thinks Marketing Science Invite
Client: Shawmut Communications Group
Category: Foil or Film Stamping, Invitations/Programs (4 colors), Self Promo
Award level: Recognition



velcro_idea16_1 Diaper Trade Show Handout
Client: Velcro
Category: Diecuts-Popups-Folds
Award level: Recognition



raw_create_q4_4 The RAW Campaign, Q4 Self Mailer
Client: Shawmut Communications Group
Category: Direct Mail B2B, Self Promo
Award level: Recognition, Merit



harvard_mdsboston_invite_3 MDS Boston Invite
Client: Harvard University
Category: Diecuts-Popups-Folds
Award level: Merit



laburdick_hol2016_1 Holiday Catalog
Client: L.A. Burdick Chocolate
Category: Catalog-Product (4 color)
Award level: Merit



sportsturf_seedportfolio_1 Sports Turf Seed Portfolio
Client: Shrier Works Inc.
Category: Catalog-Product (4 color)
Award level: Merit




About PINE

PINE is the largest trade association to serve printing and graphic communications companies throughout New England. PINE serves more than 360 member companies through a wide range of products and services that enhance member profitability. The Association is affiliated with the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, Printing Industries of America.

Printing Excellence is a Partnership

Much of the work featured above was produced on Shawmut’s H-UV offset press which was purchased in early 2016. And while the right print equipment can play an important role in producing award-winning work these projects are really made possible by the combined efforts and creativity of our staff and clients. One of this year’s PINE award judges summed it up best when he described this year’s entrants:

“The synergy that takes place between the designer and the printer is great,” said Michael Klyn, a PINE judge and chairman of the judges for PIA’s Premier Print Awards. “You can see there is a lot of communication that takes place. The proper paper has been chosen along with finishing techniques and great use of color.”

Collaboration is the key to creating beautifully printed pieces. At Shawmut we pride ourselves on taking a consultative role with our clients, not just a print order. From the very beginning of a project we look to support our clients with recommendations that range from design and copy to paper stocks and specialty print effects. We also push the boundaries with our own creative pieces and look for new concepts and techniques that we can explore and test on behalf of our clients.

Ready to get started on your next print project and win a PINE Award next year? Contact us today.

Tags: Awards, Wide Format

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Michelle Cardin

Michelle Cardin leads Shawmut’s creative team in developing print, direct mail, and digital marketing campaigns. Some of our work includes projects for Dell EMC, Boston College, athenahealth, Insulet, and OBP Medical. She is an experienced marketer and copywriter who enjoys helping clients solve communication challenges and create successful marketing campaigns.

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